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Staff and Postgraduate Students are entitled to borrow an extended number of books from the Library. Further information can be found by clicking the links below:
Selected eBooks on Research
Finding Books & eBooks
Some books are only available as eBooks, so always search the Library Search Plus in addition to checking the shelves. eBooks often offer multi-user access, let you search through the whole book for keywords, copy key quotes, and highlight or add notes as you read.
eBooks are also available through databases, which you can search separately:
Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
eBook database covering a wide range of subjects including art and design, cultural studies, drama, history, music, philosophy, psychology and technology.
eBook Education Collection This link opens in a new window
eBook collection focused on education, including education theory and practice for undergraduates to more complex works for teachers and professionals working in higher education classrooms.
The Library is often buying books relating to higher education, pedagogy, ethics, research methodologies and research in the arts and creative disciplines. Click here to browse the newest additions to this section.
To find a book in the library, first search the Library Catalogue. This will give you an idea about the range of books on a topic, as well as information about where you can find a book on the shelf.
To request new books for purchase, complete the Staff Purchase Suggestion Form .
Your Subject Librarian
Each course has a designated Subject Librarian who provides support for your department and courses in the Library. They can support you in your research practice, offer advice on more advanced means of searching, advise on copyright for research, and purchase books and resources for the Library.
Find your Subject Librarian here
Times Higher Education
The Library subscribe to the Times Higher Education (THE), the weekly magazine for global higher education news, opinions and features, and the publisher of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
Create an account on the THE site (on campus) to access subscriber only content. For help with creating an account see the helpsheet here: